Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index . The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing […]

Upcoming changes to CPIM, Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Upcoming changes to CPIM, Certified in Production and Inventory Management

By Vishnu Rayapeddi, B. Pharmacy (Honours), MBA (Ops.), Lean, SSGM, CSCP, CLTD While acquiring a certification can have a significant effect on your career trajectory, it’s a process that requires a considerable outlay of time and money. For individuals in the early stages of their career, it can be difficult to make an informed choice. […]

First algorithm…the early days

First algorithm…the early days

Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage‘s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and created the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a […]

Dependable protection for sensitive production processes

Dependable protection for sensitive production processes

The latest generation ACT series activated carbon adsorbers from Kaeser are able to deliver a continuous supply of premium quality compressed air that is technically oil-free as well as odour- and taste- neutral. Installed downstream of compressed air drying and pre-filtration components, they attain Class 1 residual oil content as per ISO 8573-1, to ensure […]

Cribbing and jacking blocks can take heavy loads

Cribbing and jacking blocks can take heavy loads

The Cribbing and Matting Company, one of industry’s leading suppliers of cribbing and matting products in the South East Asia region, including Australia and New Zealand, has added the proven Dura Crib Prime Cribbing Blocks to its comprehensive range of jacking blocks and stabilising tools. The lightweight, splinter-free, non-absorbent and environmentally sustainable Dura Crib Prime […]

Welders for difficult environments

Welders for difficult environments

Castolin Eutectic has launched two new last-generation arc welding machines (MMA). ACCUmax, the new portable power source running on high capacity lithium-ion battery, and POWERmax 4.0 at 150A, with the POWERmax 1800 alternative at 180A. Cable-less mobile welding on top of mountains, in difficult-access areas, in farming land or construction sites is now possible owing […]

Backlighting added to mass flow and pressure instruments

Backlighting added to mass flow and pressure instruments

Alicat Scientific has added backlighting as a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays for its core range of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. The backlighting illuminates Alicat’s full-information, menu-driven, multi-parameter LCD display screens for easy reading, regardless of lighting conditions. Though reliable and dependable, with low power consumption needs, monochrome LCD […]

Backlighting added to mass flow and pressure instruments

Backlighting added to mass flow and pressure instruments

Alicat Scientific has added backlighting as a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays for its core range of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. The backlighting illuminates Alicat’s full-information, menu-driven, multi-parameter LCD display screens for easy reading, regardless of lighting conditions. Though reliable and dependable, with low power consumption needs, monochrome LCD […]

Flexibility with FactoryTalk Batch software

Flexibility with FactoryTalk Batch software

Industrial producers with batch applications can now create more flexible, reliable and productive operations with the latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation. The software enhances scalability and responsive control of distributed, skid-level phases with the integrity of plant-level coordination, whilst delivering an improved, reliable user experience with built-in mobility. “Rather than trying […]

SprocketsNZ at EMEX 2016

SprocketsNZ is New Zealand’s largest importer and manufacturer of both metric and imperial sprockets and chain.  They currently service a range of industries such as, pulp and timber, food manufactures, agricultural and custom design engineering to name but a few.  With their exclusive agency for Donghua chain, they can also supply directly to resellers and […]

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